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“Bashanta Basnet was great!!!!”

Bu Keba The Organic Village Cafe`
Ranked #167 of 732 Restaurants in Kathmandu
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Indian, Nepali, Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: We have ample seating area including: -Outdoor seating -Indoor Lounge -Treehouse (Machans) -Conference hall On Saturdays we have a small farmers market where we have local vendors selling organic fruits & vegetables, organic grains, milk products, organic bakery items, dips, honey, ghee, etc We also serve breakfast along with our farmers market
Kathmandu, Nepal
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“Bashanta Basnet was great!!!!”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

It was the first time we had been to this organic restaurant with friends. Bashanta made our dining experience awesome. He suggested us the varieties of food along with their nutritious values....In over all the ambiance, quality of food, level of service, way of interaction with guest is superb. Mr Bashanta made our dining experience delight....

  • Visited May 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to "dine"!”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

I've been to Organic Village twice now and I've left happily stuffed each time. My favorite place to sit is in the multi-level outdoor private dinning rooms. With cushions and floor seating it has a very classy but relaxed atmosphere. This is a great place to go an enjoy a wonderful evening with some friends as the rooms are spacious (seating about 8) or to treat yourself or impress a newcomer. On top of that, the food is excellent, well-spiced and leaves you with many options - both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Choices range from fire oven pizzas to curries to braised lamb. This is truly a great "dinning" spot in the heart of Jawalakhel. I already have plans to go back for thirds.

  • Visited March 2012
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Waterloo, Canada
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“Go, and go often”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

I stayed at the Summit Hotel in Patan, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, after my month-long Annapurna Trek, and absolutely loved Bu'keba, which was a short walk away. I had several lunches in the outdoor courtyard, and a lovely candlelit dinner one night, and the food was excellent without fail.

It was wonderful to see the attention placed on good quality, healthy, locally-sourced food.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank Michel D
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“excellent but order ahead”
Reviewed December 10, 2011

food was delicious but took about an hour to arrive. It is worth the wait but you might want to order your food and then shop for a while and return

Visited December 2011
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Superb and consistent”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

Lucky me that I live less than a minute walk from here. When you see it from the alley you don't really give it more than a glance as it looks straight into the parking area with the connected Organic shop...but what you discover upon entry is their large and shady courtyard with some clever machaans, or little treehouses almost. They are draped with thin white sheer curtains and are two storeys. Each has a paper lantern and low tables with ethnic patterned cushions and pillows..very cozy.

My best advice is to stick with the Nepalese-inspired dishes. The menu is good; a bit for all taste. The pizza is just passable but have had much better. The beef or buff choyla is not to be missed...it's on the fiery side..full of ginger and chilies and worth every bite...the meat is really tender. Their Paneer Tikka is to die for and so is the chicken tikka...very moist and served with a cooling coriander/mint sauce. Their version of Dal Makkahni..or Dal Massani is not to be missed...rich and on the spicy side.

Nice selections of wine; but the beer is better with the spicey offerings. Their concept is simple and not over-fussy and the guarantee of locally grown organic products is also an appealing factor.

I pretty much eat here at least twice a week. Prices will vary on what you order; a personal recommendation from me would be for order several starters between everyone and perhaps a main...there is plenty of food for all. I'm still working my way through the menu however!

For those of you in the local Patan/Bakhundole area..don't miss it. For guests of the Greenwich/Summit hotels which are just minutes from here....don't miss it. Also have a peek in the shop attached..nice things from the countryside and (sometimes) fresh vegetable offerings.

Service...acceptable and cheerful...alas...if not a bit pokey...but such is the pace here in Kathmandu.

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Thank Robert B
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bukebabalram, Manager at Bu Keba The Organic Village Cafe`, responded to this review, December 6, 2011
Dear Robert

Nameste and Greetings from Bukeba.

Thank you very much for your fabulous review regarding our restaurant. We appreciate your genuine comment and your positive recommendation has boosted our moral to provide a better and constant quality to our guest experience to our valuable guests.

We look forward to serve you in near future and thank you for your patronage.


Balram Maharjan
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